Earth's Moon - Apollo 16

Lunar far side and the eastern limb of the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 16 metric camera image of the Moon's eastern limb and far side. The lower left part of the image shows a portion of the moon visible from Earth. The dark area at the 8:00 position on the edge is Mare Crisium. To the right of that is Mare Smythii. The upper right area shows the heavily cratered lunar far side. The Moon is 3475 km in diameter and North is at 10:30 in this image. (Apollo 16, AS16-3021)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04
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Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Metric Mapping Camera
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Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
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NASA Image ID number: AS16-3021
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NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-031A-03A
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Updated 29 January 2003, DRW.